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Machine Learning Reading Group

Spring 2010

Welcome to the Machine Learning Reading Group at Brown University. We meet in CIT 3rd Floor Atrium on most Fridays at 12:00pm and are open to all students and faculty. (If you can't make this time, please email the group leader.)

MLRG meetings and other news are announced via posts to the ML-READING-GROUP list. You can subscribe here. The MLRG leader this semester is Jason Pacheco.

If you have an ongoing or just-completed project involving machine learning, please offer to lead a session!


Date Topic Discussion leaders
Feb 5 Occlusive Components Analysis
J. Lücke, R. Turner, M. Sahani, M. Henniges
Feb 12 Posterior vs Parameter Sparsity in Latent Variable Models
J. Graca, K. Ganchev, B. Taskar, F. Pereira
Micha Elsner
Feb 19 Learning A Small Mixture of Trees
M. P. Kumar, D. Koller
Stu Black
Mar 5 Gaussian Process Latent Variable Models for Visualisation of High Dimensional Data
N. Lawrence
Dae Il Kim
Mar 19 Estimating the "Wrong" Graphical Model: Benefits in the Computation-Limited Setting
M. J. Wainwright
Dan Klein
Mar 26 New Outer Bounds on the Marginal Polytope
D. Sontag, T. Jaakola
Jason Pacheco
Apr 16 Particle Belief Propagation
A. Ihler, D. McAllester
Apr 22 Convex Optimization: Lagrange Dual Sec. 5.1, 5.2
S. Boyd, L. Vandenberghe
Jason Pacheco